To offer a different kind of musical experience as well as cultural events to rural regions who have only a limited access to these kinds of activities all three partners will implement concerts and participatory dances in green public spaces, such as parks and gardens as well as in smaller villages or interesting landscapes in the countryside.

Besides several concerts and events in vineyards, or combined with bicycle tours or mountainous hiking, in parks or in smaller villages, all three partners will have one event per year simultaneously – always on the last Saturday of July 2022 - 2024.

In 2023 during the day of July 29th the following events will take place:

Leipzig Music Bike Trail-Tour (Germany) – 11:00 am:

On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the (enthusiastic) acceptance of the Hildebrandt organ by Johann Sebastian Bach in the close-by village, this Notenrad-Tour leads to Störmthal. On the way, participants can expect to hear Max Reger's "Phantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H" op. 46 (on the occasion of his 150th birthday) played by Sunghoon Kim in the Provost Church of St. Trinatis, have time of a picnic (with self-catering) in the Volkspark Kleinzschocher, near the former estate associated with Bach's "Farmer's Cantata", and as a highlight are invited to a guided tour of the organ and an organ concert with Cantor Gabriele Wadewitz in the chruch at Störmthal.


Aubade in Saint-Donat (France) – 11:00 am: tbc


Hiking at Montecreto (Italy) – 9:00 am: tbc


In 2022 during the day of July 30th the following events took place:

Leipzig Music Bike Trail-Tour (Germany) – 11:00 am:


Dedicated to the 180th anniversary of J. S. Bach’s Bauernkantate, which he composed for the birthday of Carl Heinrich von Dieskau, lord of the manor of Kleinzschocher, Leipzig Music Bike Trail Tour 2022 took participants on a musical tour to the former site of the manor at today's park “Volkspark Kleinzschocher”. On the road, the cyclists stopped at places of interest before they reached the park for a picnic. Due to the rain, the following performance of the Bauernkantate by soprano Franziska Eberhardt and the bass Justus Schwedhelm accompanied by the ensemble All’improvviso as well as the invitation to try out historic dances from Bach’s time had to move indoors into the nearby church hall of St. Tabor's.

Aubade in Saint-Donat (France) – 11:00 am:

In the beautiful surroundings of the Parc Emile Bert in Saint-Donat, Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu imagined a country concert of instrumental pieces by J. S. Bach and some of his French contemporaries, such as Boismortier, Rameau... A trio of wind instruments interpreted these pieces, which were accompanied by a short presentation placing these works in their historical context. The trio consisted of Virginie Botty (flute and oboe), Patrick Rudant (traverso), Florian Gazagne (bassoon and flute), all members of Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu. Admission to the concert was free and it opened the 2022 edition of the Bach festival.

Hiking at Montecreto (Italy) – 9:00 am:

The Teatro Comunale di Modena offered an evocative trekking in the woods to the beautiful panorama of the "Solitary Pine". The participants departed from and returned to the village of Montecreto, in the Apennine mountains. The 2-hour walk was led by a professional environmental guide. During the walk, the audience stopped for a two-stage musical listening in the woods, where Johann Sebastian Bach's Partita in A minor for solo flute (BWV 1013) and Suite No. 1 in G major for solo cello, BWV 1007, were performed. Listening was accompanied by a brief musical introduction on the relationship between Bach and dance by a musical expert. The audience was welcomed for a picnic at a farmhouse back outside the village of Montecreto.